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10/30/2017

10/30/2017

An authentic leader brand can inspire a community to a create a whole school brand that unifies.

10/30/2017

A state appellate court has reinstated a lawsuit challenging as inadequate and illegal state funding to eight small-city school districts. The lawsuit accuses the state of reneging on funding promises made after a Court of Appeals ruling in 2007 required the state to increase funding for New York City schools.

10/30/2017

Kelley Imaging Systems has partnered with Treeno Software, Inc. to give school districts in Washington, Oregon, Montana and parts of Idaho the ability to use their document management services through the WSIPC cooperative public agency.

10/27/2017

10/27/2017

The bipartisan budget approved by legislators gives Connecticut’s 30 neediest school districts what they got last year, while aid to other districts is to be trimmed by 5 percent. But no school districts get zeroed out, as they would have under the budget advanced by then governor.

10/27/2017

Once considered a distraction and banned from classrooms, 14.000 cell phones were given out free to Miami-Dade high school students to boost their studying and connect with teachers. An additional 7,750 devices will be handed out annually for the next five school years at the Florida school system.

10/27/2017

Moody’s Investors Service said a recent ruling by Mississippi’s highest court against a number of public school districts that sought increased funding is negative for the state’s school districts’ credit.

10/27/2017

Boxlight is developing and releasing monthly STEM lessons, most of which will be centered around use of one or more of the 15 sensors embedded within the Labdisc portable STEM lab. Some of the interactive STEM lessons also will utilize technology such as document cameras and IWBs.

10/27/2017

Know what you are doing well and what you could do better. Track the progress of your personalized learning implementation with a single number. Learn how your district compares to others.

10/27/2017

At the highest level of competition in California, transfers are affecting teams in football and basketball at an unprecedented level. There's really no solution to this trend, nor is there a villain to blame. There was no choice but to liberalize the rules. There was too much money being wasted on lawyers and court costs.

10/27/2017

The number of out-of-school suspensions in Baltimore City dropped sharply last year as educators increasingly emphasized positive behavioral interventions over more traditional forms of punishment. The city still suspends or expels far too many students, but the downward trend shows progress.

10/27/2017

Mary Elizabeth Davis was named the next superintendent of Henry County Schools. For the last three years, she has served as the chief academic officer for the Cobb County School District. Davis will replace retiring Superintendent Rodney Bowler.

10/27/2017

Three education and technology providers have announced a collaboration to improve speech-enabled education solutions in support of student learning and growth. LanguaMetrics, Inc., the developer of the LanguaMetrics Speech Platform based on SRI International technology, has awarded exclusive rights in the K20 market to NWEA.

10/27/2017

What might seem like outlandish excess on stadiums to outsiders doesn’t faze hometown fans. But if high school football really is that important, then Texans have cause for concern: The share of high school students who play the game has been sliding for years, according to records.

10/27/2017

Some school leaders can get so ingrained in a position that they are blind to the external and internal factors that impact a school community, which is just as detrimental to a school as the revolving door mentality.

10/27/2017

Attorneys on each side of the McCleary school-funding case jousted with skeptical Washington State Supreme Court justices about whether the state has met its requirement to fully fund basic education.

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